May 26, 2018

Law & Ethics: In Court Articles

  • Fri, 11/01/2002

    U.S. District Court Southern District of New York agreed with the landlord, ruling that the Act doesn’t require the “alleviation of economic disadvantages that may be correlated with having handicaps.”

  • Fri, 11/01/2002

    The court also ruled that the sellers weren’t liable because the contract stated that the buyer hadn’t relied on any representations when deciding to buy the property and had had a chance to fully inspect the property.

  • Sun, 04/01/2001

    In affirming a lower court’s decision, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that Larry Lee, a broker with Kalispell Century 21 in Kalispell, Mont., willfully violated discovery orders by the state trial court.

  • Thu, 02/01/2001

    A 1999 decision that allowed landlords to refuse to rent to unmarried couples if doing so would offend their religious beliefs was reversed recently, when the U.S. Court of Appeals withdrew its opinion in Thomas v. Anchorage Equal Rights Commission.

  • Thu, 02/01/2001

    The Court declared that the disclosure rules, which are intended to inform prospective tenants about the presence of lead-based paint, took effect in September 1996, the date set by HUD and the EPA in their rules implementing lead-hazard reduction laws.

  • Fri, 12/01/2000

    Brokers aren’t liable for a seller’s failure to provide the buyers with a property condition disclosure form, a Nebraska appellate court has ruled.

  • Sun, 10/01/2000

    A federal judge has ordered the city of Sunnyvale, Texas, a sprawling Dallas suburb, to revise zoning ordinances that discriminate against minorities and the poor.

  • Fri, 09/01/2000

    RE/MAX, Realty One, and Smythe, Cramer have reached an out-of-court settlement regarding the federal restraint-of-trade lawsuit filed by RE/MAX in Ohio in 1994.

  • Tue, 08/01/2000

    A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that a landlord who evicted a white tenant because she had black houseguests can be sued under the Fair Housing Act by both the tenant and the guests.

  • Mon, 05/01/2000

    A recent Minnesota verdict sends a chilling message about the disclosure duties of real estate brokers and their salespeople. In February the parents of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning won $1.9 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against their home’s former owners and the real estate brokerage.